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ABOUT US

our vision

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Areas we serve
The Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, provides vital services and support to individuals, caregivers and families. We serve 82 counties in Mississippi.

Contact us
24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900
Mississippi Chapter
196 Charmant Drive
Suite 4
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601.987.0020 phone
601.853.0850 fax
ms-info@alz.org
8:30 – 4:30

Chapter newsletter
Our free newsletter is published quarterly and contains the latest information in Alzheimer care, research and advocacy plus chapter news. Sign up to receive our newsletter by contacting our office at (601) 987-0020 or by sending an email to ms-info@alz.org. Or you can view past issues below.

Financial Information
The Mississippi Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 80 percent of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts. Click here to view our tax information.

Board of Directors
Click here to see the current Board Members.

WE CAN HELP


Referral

Local resources and referrals

Need a referral to a local adult day care center, nursing home or eldercare lawyer? Our staff can help assess whether a specific care or service provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer's.

For more information, please contact us:
By phone: 1.800.272.3900
By e-mail: ms-info@alz.org


Support groups

Come listen, share and learn from others who understand what you are going through. Groups meet at a various times and locations. They are free and confidential

Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.


Education programs

Attend an education program and learn more about the basics of Alzheimer's, caregiving, working with your doctor, brain health and more. We offer several programs for families, individuals facing Alzheimer’s and the public. Most of these programs are free of charge.

If you would like to have an Alzheimer's Association representative come to speak at your event/program please complete the speaker request form.

Conferences


5th Annual Central Conference on Alzheimer's: Pulling Together, Pulling Ahead
Mississippi College-Anderson Hall
Friday, November 13, 2015
8:00 AM-3:30 PM
​Click here to register​ as a participant.
Click here to register as an exhibitor/sponsor.

Upcoming Programs


Aging with Dignity and Grace

Know the 10 Signs Program: New Albany

Footholds Gaining empowerment in the Midst of Loss


   


Early Stage Community Programming

The Art in Mind program, a collaboration between the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mississippi Museum of Art, is specifically designed to meet the needs of persons with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. The program includes an experience viewing art as well as a hands-on component. If interested in finding out how you can participate in this program please contact Sara Murphy, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association for more information via e-mail at ms-info@alz.org or call 601.987.0020.

 

JOIN THE CAUSE


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Donate

Your gift will help fight Alzheimer's through vital research and essential support programs and services.

Donate online

Donate by phone:
601.987.0020

Alzheimers Association – MS Chapter
196 Charmant Drive, Ste 4
Ridgeland, MS 39157

     
   

Local Events

   
 

Save the Date
Sante South Wine Festival
April 2, 2016

A unique wine and culinary extravaganza benefitting the Mississippi Chapter. Meet winemakers and owners featuring over 120 different wines from across the globe. Pair those superior wines with some of Mississippi’s finest cuisine making the event one not to miss.

     
  ALZstars

ALZStars
Founded in 2010, the Alzheimer’s Association ALZ Stars® program created an opportunity for runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes to test their limits while pursuing progress in Alzheimer’s care, support and research locally and nationwide. ALZ Stars go the distance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, increasing awareness and inspiring others to take action. As an ALZ Star, you will have access to training and fundraising support and, most importantly, you will join a community determined to leave its mark in the fight against Alzheimer’s. As an Alz Star, you will run the Mississippi Blues Marathon, Half, or Quarter Note to raise awareness and funds for programs in Mississippi. Join a community of Mississippians determined to leave their mark in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. You can train with the Alzheimer's Association and join us for a pre-race past dinner. Please join us on in Jackson, MS. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by signing up at act.alz.org/msalzstars. Learn more about the MS Blues at www.msbluesmarathon.com.

     
 

Blondes vs. Brunettes - May, 2016
Blondes vs. Brunettes (BVB) flag football games have raised more than 3 million dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association since its inception in 2005. Originally conceptualized by a group of young professional women in Washington, D.C., Blondes vs. Brunettes is a flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. Held in cities across the United States, BVB is a volunteer-driven event that brings the passion and athleticism of young community leaders together to support the fight against Alzheimer’s. Donate to a player, join a team or become a coach today.

     
 

On June 21, 2015, the longest day of the year, teams across the northern hemisphere will participate in a sunrise-to-sunset endurance activity to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, and to raise funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Visit thelongestday.alz.org for more information.

     


Walk to End Alzheimer's

       

Gulf Coast Walk
November 14, 2015
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Golden Triangle Walk
October 31, 2015
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Central MS Walk
September 19, 2015
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Meridian Walk
September 26, 2015
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Mississippi Delta Walk
October 3, 2015 

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Northeast MS Walk
October 3, 2015
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Northwest MS Walk
October 31, 2015

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Pine Belt Walk
November 7, 2015 
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ADVOCACY

 

Mississippi State Strategic Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

State Alzheimer’s Disease Plans create the infrastructure and accountability necessary to confront the sweeping economic and social impact of this devastating disease. This plan is a collaborative project led by the Department of Mental Health Division of Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter and the MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in partnership with stakeholders form across the state.

To read the plan click here.

     

Volunteer

Use your VOICE to end Alzheimer’s.

ADVANCE issues critical to those affected by Alzheimer’s. Take ACTION.
Want to be more involved with Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy?
Join the Alzheimer’s Congressional Team! Members are advocates committed to raise their elected officials awareness of and support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s public policy goals. Click here Application alz.org/advocacy

     

Volunteer

Young Professionals Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi

Do you want to be more involved in your community? YPAAM members are young professionals ages 21-45 who engage in fundraising and advocacy opportunities with the Alzheimer’s Association. Contact tharvey@alz.org.

     

Volunteer

Volunteer

Every volunteer contributes to our ability to serve the community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, depending upon your talents, interest and time.